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Dr. Z
Paul Zimmerman
October 07, 1996
There's a rule against overly raucous crowds, and it's time the NFL started enforcing it
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October 07, 1996

Dr. Z

There's a rule against overly raucous crowds, and it's time the NFL started enforcing it

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A strict adherence to the antinoise statute will undoubtedly make for a wild afternoon and the fans will scream bloody murder and the next day all sorts of editorials will be written about the brutal way in which the NFL is trampling on the rights of the paying customers. But eventually the fans will quiet down, if the league has the guts to stick to its rule. It might take a week or two, but the purpose will be achieved—let the game be decided by the people on the field, not in the stands.

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